The Moths of Suffolk
426 Yponomeuta malinellus, Apple Ermine, Zeller, 1838

National Status : Local

Habitats : Orchards

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Apple (Malus)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 20-23mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultYponomeuta evonymella, Bird-cherry ErmineYponomeuta padella, Orchard Ermine
Yponomeuta cagnagella, Spindle ErmineYponomeuta rorrella, Willow Ermine
Yponomeuta irrorellaYponomeuta plumbella
Yponomeuta sedella

Compare confusion species
    Adult

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Adult emerged from larval web cocoon - Gorleston, Suffolk (8.viii.2012) © Brian Jones

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Laval web in apple tree - Gorleston, Suffolk (25.vi.2012) © Brian Jones